Sunday, December 1, 2013

Making a Holiday Wreath

I made this wreath for my office last year after Christmas when all the holiday decorations were greatly discounted and could be bought at bargain prices.
I had seen several of these ornament wreaths around on blogs and Pinterest and they sounded easy enough to make, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I purchased a large container of ornaments in these colors and then added smaller ornaments that I already had for filling in the small openings. 
You start with a coat hanger that you take apart and twist into a circular shape.  It's as easy as sliding the ornaments onto the coat hanger and arranging them as you go.
 There were a few ornaments in the container that were flattened on one side and I used this to my advantage to get a closer fit on the wreath, as seen in this picture.
You can also use any flattened ornaments on the back side or even cut part of the ornament off so it will lay flatter against the door or wall.  
As I got the ornaments where I wanted them, I used hot glue to keep them in place because they do want to move around.  I also hot glued in the smaller ornaments for filler and they are not attached to the coat hanger.

The back side of this wreath is by no means pretty, but then who is seeing that side of it? Because this wreath has a lot of dimension to it, you will need a pretty long 
wire on the back to hang it with.
 I picked these colors for my wreath because my office has a beach theme and is in all blues and white.  It makes a striking accent to a room I don't intend to decorate a lot and leaves the room looking very festive.

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eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely wreath and I love the shades of blue. Thanks for sharing, have a happy Sunday!

Julie said...

This is gorgeous. I'll have to get out after Christmas and try to find some balls on sale. J

Connie said...

Very pretty. Thank you for sharing this, I need to do something new and fresh this year . . . that is if I can find the time. I'm still making my gifts, so until they are finished, making something for our home is on hold. Maybe I'll do what you did and wait for the after Christmas sales and make one for next year :)
Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

My Garden Diaries said...

This is just brilliant!!!! I absolutely love it! And how smart to use a hanger! You really picked out a wonderful color scheme as well! All the best to you friend in the week ahead!

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I like the choice of different shades of blue to match the theme of the decor in your office. What a good idea to use baubles you got at sale price and fix them to a coat hanger!

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